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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 12:17 PM
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11. I'm with you.
If the Pro-WAR people could point to a single Military Intervention in the Middle East that has ended well,
I might be willing to listen.
This one will not end well either.

Now that we have started killing Libyans, how do we stop?
What is the exit strategy?
(That should be the FIRST question asked & answered before even beginning to talk about another war.
You would think we might have learned something since 1964, but we haven't.)

The marketing being used to SELL our involvement in ANOTHER war
is the exact same marketing "they" used to sell the last WAR.

Does anyone seriously believe we will be OUT of Libya before Campaign 2012 begins?
After the "New War Smell" wears off this, and we face the realities of WHO we are supporting,
how many we kill, and how much it costs,
it will be a hard for Obama & The Democrats to sell this NEW Quagmire to America.

No specific Military Objective + No exit Strategy = Quagmire
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  -I am against our Government's involvement in Libya DainBramaged  Mar-20-11 11:54 AM   #0 
  - +1 Couldn't agree more. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-11 11:55 AM   #1 
  - No shit. I think this is your 10th thread expressing as much  apples and oranges   Mar-20-11 11:56 AM   #2 
  - +1 nt  gateley   Mar-20-11 11:58 AM   #5 
  - +1...nt  SidDithers   Mar-20-11 12:06 PM   #6 
  - LOL  Scurrilous   Mar-20-11 12:11 PM   #9 
  - And, all the while...  SDuderstadt   Mar-20-11 12:21 PM   #13 
  - I'm still a little fuzzy.  Codeine   Mar-20-11 01:11 PM   #24 
  - first thread I saw, and thankful for it/recced  inna   Mar-20-11 01:17 PM   #26 
  - And that would make it twenty threads too few.  Stinky The Clown   Mar-21-11 08:39 AM   #34 
  - How, specifically...  SDuderstadt   Mar-20-11 11:57 AM   #3 
  - I favor Europe and other Arab states taking care of it  bluestateguy   Mar-20-11 11:58 AM   #4 
  - Do you think the new Egypt is worth protecting?  tridim   Mar-20-11 12:07 PM   #7 
  - With your life or your treasure?  dkf   Mar-20-11 12:09 PM   #8 
     - No I haven't risked my life for Egypt, but that doesn't mean I can't support them.  tridim   Mar-20-11 12:18 PM   #12 
  - I'm also against the wanton slaughter of civilian populations  HereSince1628   Mar-20-11 12:15 PM   #10 
  - I'm with you.  bvar22   Mar-20-11 12:17 PM   #11 
  - How would you feel if you were a Libyan rebel?  originalpckelly   Mar-20-11 12:23 PM   #14 
  - I posted earlier about an old roomate of mine  HEyHEY   Mar-20-11 12:25 PM   #16 
  - newsflash: Imperialism does not give a fuck about genocide.  inna   Mar-20-11 03:30 PM   #28 
  - Do you KNOW who the Libyan rebels are?  bvar22   Mar-20-11 12:33 PM   #17 
     - Funny that. NO ONE (except maybe Gadhafi) knows who they are. They could be  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-11 12:36 PM   #18 
     - Rebels = al Qaeda?  Lionel Mandrake   Mar-20-11 05:25 PM   #31 
     - A successful US intervention in the Middle East?  Lionel Mandrake   Mar-20-11 05:10 PM   #30 
        - That NEVER ended.  bvar22   Mar-21-11 08:37 AM   #33 
           - Does any military action ever end?  Lionel Mandrake   Mar-21-11 04:46 PM   #38 
  - "After the 'New War Smell' wears offs this , . . it will be hard for Obama and the Dems to sell this  amandabeech   Mar-20-11 01:13 PM   #25 
  - Now two wars and an 'intervention'.  DainBramaged   Mar-20-11 08:21 PM   #32 
  - Relax. This will be a piece of cake.  Lionel Mandrake   Mar-20-11 12:24 PM   #15 
  - The NFZ in Iraq took 10 YEARS (as per military talking head on MSNBC).  in_cog_ni_to   Mar-20-11 12:38 PM   #19 
  - Sure it will.... a "slam dunk"....  femmocrat   Mar-20-11 12:39 PM   #20 
     - Why are you using neocon quotes from 9 years ago?  tridim   Mar-20-11 01:02 PM   #22 
        - . . .  femmocrat   Mar-20-11 05:04 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-20-11 12:39 PM   #21 
  - no freedom bombs?  Bozita   Mar-20-11 01:08 PM   #23 
  - if libya  Marblehead   Mar-20-11 01:25 PM   #27 
  - +1 for Captain Obvious  Shagbark Hickory   Mar-21-11 09:03 AM   #35 
  - +1 but I am against our past involvement that fueled this situation  Catherina   Mar-21-11 09:49 AM   #36 
  - I know you have an agenda here aren't that slick  snooper2   Mar-21-11 10:13 AM   #37 
     - Does it come in red?  Aerows   Mar-21-11 04:48 PM   #39 

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